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Got to really thinking about adding a laser. The whole red vs. green debate and price have been driving me crazy.



I found a very inexpensive green laser that appears to be rather powerful, however, I thought I'd ask the in-the-know folks here to have a look and see ...



http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000KAIC1Y/ref=no...boutThisProduct



Price is outstanding, but I'm a bit worred about "you get what you pay for."



Please advise and Thanks!



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I picked up the Insight XL2 Light with laser that is in the M&P Store. I thought that it would be best for my Honey to have on her M&P for a home defense gun. The light so she or I would be able to see the target and the laser for quick accurate shooting if needed. This is a fine setup and the laser is adjustable to get it on target. Shot it at the range and was pretty cool.



The price was 169.00 and the guys at the M&P store are first rate with all I have bought there. I give them A+ for quick delivery and great communications and the pricing is also very competitive.



You may not want the light but as a side note I didn't see any way to adjust the laser for point of aim on the one you show at Amazon.



Just a thought.
 

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There have been several threads on lasers. If you have a full sized M&P then Crimson Trace grips are the way to go. Expect to pay at least $230.
 

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LarryNH said:
You may not want the light but as a side note I didn't see any way to adjust the laser for point of aim on the one you show at Amazon.



Just a thought.


There's a way to adjust ... that's what the hex wrenches are for. There's going to be at least 2 holes that you use to get to the adjuster screws.
 

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I missed that. Does look like there is adjustment.
 

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I would definately pass on that and invest 50-100 bucks more and get a better product. I would be wary of claims such as "visability of a mile during optimal conditions". Sounds a little "far" fetched to me.
 

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ravedavewave said:
I would definately pass on that and invest 50-100 bucks more and get a better product. I would be wary of claims such as "visability of a mile during optimal conditions". Sounds a little "far" fetched to me.


Green lasers ARE very powerful. They are used by start gazers to point out constellations. That being said, the company might define "optimal conditions" as a 1 mile long, completely dark room.
 

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MP9 said:
Green lasers ARE very powerful.


The power of a laser is limited by the FDA. Here's a really good discussion of the issue: link to discussion of green lasers at Crimson Trace forum



Green is just more easily perceived by the human eye (and "throws" farther through normal atmospheric conditions).



As for the product referenced by the OP, I'd be extremely skeptical.
 

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Also curious about the Lasermax UNI-MAX ...



BTW, for those that recommend CTC grips, I'd go that route if I wasn't a "lefty".




Lasermax puts out both a red UNI-MAX and a green UNI-MAX-G rail-mountable laser.



The green is still very pricey, but I've found the red UNI-MAX available for $130 + about $5 s/h.



Does anyone know if it's a quality product?



I've heard of folks having problems with the Laserlyte rail-mountable laser becoming loose and "off target" after running through a single magazine.



Thus far, it looks like a picatinny or weaver solution is the only way to go for a lefty and righty who share a pistol.



Many thanks for any suggestions and advice!




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cet -- Having discussed the issue repeatedly with the management at CTC, I recommend you log in to their forum (www.crimsontrace.com and choose "forums") and voice your thoughts. I'm right-handed but have seen more than a few people wish for left-handed grips.
 

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ToddG said:
cet -- Having discussed the issue repeatedly with the management at CTC, I recommend you log in to their forum (www.crimsontrace.com and choose "forums") and voice your thoughts. I'm right-handed but have seen more than a few people wish for left-handed grips.


Todd, I appreciate your suggestion, however, please note that I mention the pistol will be used by BOTH a left-handed shooter AND a right-handed shooter.



Unless CTC comes out with something really special, a specific left or right hand orientation will not work for us.



That's why I was trying to obtain feedback on rail-mountable options.



Many Thanks though!
 

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hummm i might buy that for my AR....
 
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